Oral health knowledge and original practices of African traditional healers in Zonkizizwe and Dube, South Africa.

@article{Lewis2004OralHK,
  title={Oral health knowledge and original practices of African traditional healers in Zonkizizwe and Dube, South Africa.},
  author={Hayes A Lewis and Michael J. Rudolph and Malini Mistry and V Monyatsi and T Marambana and Petunia Ramela},
  journal={SADJ : journal of the South African Dental Association = tydskrif van die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={243, 245-6}
}
Self reported oral health knowledge and practices of 83 traditional healers in Zonkizizwe (56) and Dube (27) Gauteng Province, South Africa were carried out using a questionnaire and clinical photographs of common oral conditions. The mean age for the total group was 49.5 with 35 males and 48 females. Although only 17 of the healers were members of a professional association, many indicated their willingness to join one. 40 (71%) of healers in Zonkizizwe kept written client records but far… CONTINUE READING